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Rains washing out Canadian wheat

Lowest seeded acreage since 1971

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11 Jun 10 - So much rain has fallen across much of the Canadian Prairies in recent weeks that it has become impossible for farmers to navigate tractors in muddy fields.

The Canadian Wheat Board predicts that 8.25 million to 12.5 million acres of Prairie farmland will go unseeded. The seeded area normally totals about 60 million acres. Wheat seeded acreage is down 18% from 2009 to its lowest level since 1971. Durum is off 39% to its lowest since 1980, while barley is off 20% to its lowest level since 1965.

Roughly 22% of Prairie farmland is unseeded right now. In Saskatchewan, the largest grain-growing province in the country, 36% of the crop remains unseeded. Farmers are usually done seeding by this time of year.

Meanwhile, Australia, the world’s fourth-largest wheat exporter, could face its worst locust plague in more than two decades, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars worth of crops and pastures potentially at risk.  

See entire article:

http://www.financialpost.com/Wheat+washout/3143958/story.html
Thanks to Brent Mayhew for this link



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